Siddharth, an an alumnus, of Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, who has bagged the whooping package, is a final year student of Computer Science at the DTU.
Amid continuing strike by its cab-drivers, US-based cab aggregator Uber has hired a Delhi Technological University (DTU) student with a package of USD 1,10,000 (nearly Rs 71 lakh) per annum. Sidharth, an alumnus, of Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, who has bagged the whooping package, is a final year student of Computer Science at the DTU.
The 22-year-old student’s father works as a consultant while his mother works transcripts speeches as a freelancer.
“I am looking forward to groom my technological skills at Uber before I begin brainstorming on my start-up plan which I see as a long-term goal,” Sidharth told PTI.
The highest offer of international placement made so far in DTU campus is Rs 1.25 crore per annum. Chetan Kakkar of the 2015 batch was offered the package by search giant Google.
Meanwhile, as the strike by Ola and Uber cab-driver’s continue, local taxis and black and yellow prepaid cabs, popularly known as ‘kaali peeli taxis’, are benefiting from the situation. During morning and evening peak hours, cabs were not available at times on both Uber and Ola apps and the routes where taxis were available, companies were resorting to surge pricing. So those who have a flight or train to catch are relying on local cab companies. A few have opted for government-registered metered radio taxi services such as Easy, Meru and Mega, according to The Indian Express report.
There was shortage of taxis on the capital’s roads during morning and peak hours on the seventh day of the strike. On Ola and Uber’s apps, there were unavailability of cabs at times and sometimes, fares were higher than normal. SDAD vice-president vice-president Ravi Rathore, who was admitted to hospital, said that the union’s representatives had met Transport Minister Satyendar Jain, but the talks could not reach any conclusion.
(With inputs from agencies)